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Whitmire Community School hires new head football coach

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WHITMIRE — Charlie Jenkins remembers the glory days of Whitmire High School football, and as the school’s newest football coach, his goals are teaching players about the proud heritage of Wolverines football and restoring a winning tradition to the program.Though Jenkins attended Union County schools, he pulled for the Wolverines as his father, John, a proud 1962 WHS graduate, often took him to Whitmire games.He saw running back Jerry Vanlue and watched the 1978 state champions and 1979 state runner-up WHS teams.“Jerry Vanlue was my hero (when I was growing up),” he said.

 

Family atmosphere appealed to new head coach

WHITMIRE — New Whitmire Community School head football coach Charlie Jenkins’ 22-year coaching career includes stints at Union County High School, Saluda High School and Mid-Carolina High School.A big reason the Whitmire head coaching job appealed to him, he said, was the family atmosphere.“This K12 school is all about family connections and community. It’s a clean, safe place for a child to get a good education and it’s hard to beat that,&#...

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Whitmire Wolverines fall to Newberry Bulldogs, 11-1

NEWBERRY — The Newberry High School Bulldogs exploded for seven runs in the third inning to pull away from the Whitmire Wolverines Monday night in non-conference action at Bill Harvey Field.WCS had an early 1-0 lead but Senior Austin Williams (1-4) struggled his second time through the batting order. In the big third inning, line drive base hits, errors and passed balls hurt Williams’ efforts to pull off the upset of NHS as Bulldog baserunners alertly took extra bases w...

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Dixie Youth baseball results, upcoming games

UNION COUNTY — Tuesday night’s rained-out Dixie Youth baseball games were played on Wednesday. Results were as follows:Machine Pitch Seniors League — 7&8 yr oldsTimken Company — 16, Trans South Wrestling — 5Founders Federal Credit Union — 19, El Poblano — 1O’Zone League — 11 & 12 Yr oldsElks Club — 18, Founders Federal Credit Union — 5...

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UCHS defeats Laurens in tennis

UNION COUNTY — The Union County High School tennis team improved to 9-3, 2-2 with a 7-0 win over Laurens on Wednesday.Coach Tom Adamo said he was pleased with the effort the kids showed and hoped it would carry over into the upcoming match with Clinton.SinglesNo. 1 Matt Haney (UC) def. Hughes (L) 6-16-1No. 2 Andrew Adamo (UC) John (L) 6-0, 6-3No. 3 Tyler Gregory (UC) def. Hughes (L) 6-4,6-0No. 4 David Kic...

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Dixie Youth baseball now under way

UNION COUNTY — Union County Dixie Youth baseball is under way, and those involved say constant progress is being made each year within the league.Secretary/Treasurer Kelly Small pointed out that several changes have been made to the league over the past few years. In 2012, players’ age groups were split, making a Minor League of 8-, 9-, and 10-year olds and a Major League of 11- and 12-year-olds.“This allowed our little kids more playing time and the ch...

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Bantams clinch division championship

UNION — The USC Union Bantams club baseball team won the District III West Division title after a series against Furman over the weekend.In the fall before their season started, Coach Paul Wilkes set three goals for his second-year team — to win the division, then the conference, then the World Series. One third of that mission was accomplished on Saturday and Sunday.

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Tennis camp participants

UNION — Tennis instructor Brad Tate held an annual tennis camp during spring break last week.

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Union County Dragway results

SANTUC — These are the results from Saturday’s Championship Points Race at the Union County Dragway.ProWinner — Mike SnowR/up — Eric MartinSemi — Wayne MontgomeryBest Qualifier — Eric MartinModifiedWinner — Mike PetrieR/up — Benji SmithSemi — Justin Carnaggio, Todd SinclairBest Qualifier — Ca...

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UCRD Coach Pitch Baseball, T-Ball schedules

UNION COUNTY — This is the schedule for Union County Recreation Department 5-7 year-old Coach Pitch Baseball. The home team is listed first on the schedule.April 286 p.m. South Hills Youth Field 1Blackwood’s Auto, Inc. vs. Cathcart Auction7 p.m. South Hills Youth Field 1All & Frost vs. Arthur State Bank6 p.m. South Hills Youth Field 2Fullbright’s vs. Palmetto Drugs...

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Union County Dragway results

SANTUC — These are the results from Saturday’s Points Race at the Union County Dragway.ProWinner — Danny SinclairR/up — Barry NormanSemi — Tim GarrettNumber 1 Qualifier — David StephensModifiedWinner — Mike PetrieR/up — Lefoy SmithSemi — Jeff Taylor, Scott HigginsNumber 1 Qualifier — Mike Pet...

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Bantams win doubleheader against Columbus State

UNION — The USC Union Bantams club baseball team defeated Columbus State with two blowout victories in Saturday’s doubleheader.The Bantams won the first game with a final score of 15-2. The winning pitcher was relief pitcher Cory Robertson, who pitched three and two-thirds innings, giving up no hits or runs and delivering six strikeouts. At bat, Robertson was hit by two pitches and walked, and he scored three runs.“Cory came in and shut the door on them...

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